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Great Bear Lodge

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Although we had a vague idea of what to expect, we were blown away by this experience. From the moment we were met at Port Hardy, we were taken on an amazing adventure. The sea plane to the Lodge showed us the most spectacular scenario & made us realise we were about to arrive at a very special, remote, natural...

1Thank Lisa T
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

There are no negatives. This is an incredible travel experience. The lodge and staff create a perfect mix of homely comfort, delicious food, friendly efficient and highly professional service and care. The setting is spectacular. You are hundreds of kilometres from civilisation; you feel a million miles away. The sea plane flight across from Port Hardy is a great way...

5Thank Wayne P
Harpenden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Wow! The three day trip far exceeded expectations. The organisation was slick and the floating lodge provided high quality accommodation and first class food, tailored to even the most picky in our party (and there were a few!). But the real highlight was the three expeditions each day, led by enthusiastic and professional young guides, all with a deep knowledge...

2Thank Simon K
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I can't really add much to Kitwe50's review except to say that we visited in mid September and it rained all the time - but this didn't spoil our 3 night stay in the least. The lodge provided all the necessary kit to keep us warm and dry - which bears out the old adage: 'there's no such thing as...

Thank Grogsblossom
Reviewed 26 October 2016

As the weather was sunny and clear, we had a brilliant flight in the de Havilland Otter floatplane from Port Hardy seaplane base to the lodge. The return flight was also very good. The flight along the valleys provided brilliant views of the forests, estuaries, lakes and the many areas where logging activities had/were taking place. Also, we saw two...

1Thank Kitwe50
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful places on earth. Gorgeous floating lodge secluded in the wilderness, friendly informative staff, fantastic food and of course the wildlife and the bears!! A weekend full of memories I will cherish forever. A truly special experience.

Thank KerriKerri
Reviewed 19 October 2016

It all starts with an amzing sea plane flight and landing. The staff are so warm and welcoming and the lodge if beautifuli and the rooms are better than we expected with nice fittings and a good en-suite. The food throughout our stay was delicious, but a special mention must go to the homemade cookies. The wildlife is incredible with...

Thank Staffsmartin
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The effort to arrive at Great Bear Lodge was well worth it, flying by Seaplane and seeing the mostly untouched wilderness before landing on the water beside the Lodge was incredible. We were welcomed by our host ( Marge ) & the staff of the lodge then went inside for a refreshment and biscuit before being shown our room. The...

1Thank David S
Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this amazing place and stayed for three nights from the 7th October. Our experience started from the minute we stepped onto the sea plane. Ryan was our pilot who was just lovely. We landed at the Lodge and were greeted straight away by Tom and a few of the staff. We were given name tags by Lena, which...

Thank Sue F
Manchester, TN
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I stayed 3 nights here. The room was nice, sink in room. You have a separate area with shower and toilet. The shower was a good size and had hot water 2 out of 3 days. The beds are single but comfortable mattress and a duvet was warm enough at night. There is 2 night stands and a desk in...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Great Bear Lodge is located 50 air miles from Port Hardy, British Columbia. The fully self-contained floating lodge is situated at an outstanding wildlife viewing location. This is a place of spectacular beauty where one can still find the silence and solitude of another era. From this location we operate our Grizzly Bear viewing program.The charming floating lodge has eight bedrooms. The common area is a comfortable place for relaxing and listening to natural history presentations from our willdife biologists. Each bedroom has an ensuite shower. The wind and solar powered lodge is in keeping with our commitment to low-impact ecotourism. Natural wood decks surround the lodge, a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine while enjoying the beauty of the scenery. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Great Bear Lodge

Address: 6420 Hardy Bay Road | PO Box 1168, Port Hardy, British Columbia V0N 2P0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Port Hardy
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Bear Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Great Bear Hotel Port Hardy
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“Every room has amazing views”
G7038XRlisat, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Request a room that faces directly out onto the inlet.”
Kitwe50, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have magnificent views.”
  • River Otter on the deck
seevue23, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all rooms had big windows,amazing views and ensuites. Beds very comfortable.”
Kye88, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had "Polar bear" room- and watched delightful otters at play in mornings”
460tilly, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
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